Join a video chat on rural hospital consolidation in Minnesota at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Archives for September 2012
Minnesota’s broadband task force is recommending a variety of actions for the Legislature to expand high-speed Internet access, from paying for computers in libraries to tax breaks for Internet providers.
A wave of hospital consolidation brings with it an air of inevitability in rural Minnesota. There can be benefits, but some worry that standardization brings loss of local control.
At Barter Fest this Saturday, attendees can camp for free, listen to bands, trade produce for musical instruments and engage in good, old-fashioned conversation.
Saving rural grocery stores is an increasing challenge, and the solution can range from food co-ops to making good bratwurst.
Minnesota’s state auditor has started encouraging cities and counties to survey their residents to help get a better handle on priorities when it comes to local services. Street conditions get the lowest marks so far.
The rural primary care doctor shortage could get worse under federal healthcare reform, causing people to rely more on midlevel providers like community paramedics.
Recent U.S. Census Bureau figures show that, again, as Minnesota job totals fell in 2009 and 2010, the ranks of the self-employed rose slightly.
After years of controversy, the city council in Virginia, Minn., voted Tuesday to affiliate the city’s financially troubled hospital with Essentia Health in Duluth, a growing outstate Minnesota health care organization.